Joint Advances in Web Security Ben Stock, Cris Staicu, Giancarlo Pellegrino

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12.01.2022

Evaluation

Hi folks,

I received the link for the evaluation today. Please take some time to provide feedback for the seminar through https://qualis.uni-saarland.de/eva/?l=133398&p=8rjaus

Thanks!

 Ben

24.11.2021

Going online

Hi all,

after our news earlier today, students indicated they would feel more comfortable if we move to an online format. Because of this, from Monday, our meetings will move online. I have added the Zoom link to the topic assignment page.

I am sure that many... Read more

Hi all,

after our news earlier today, students indicated they would feel more comfortable if we move to an online format. Because of this, from Monday, our meetings will move online. I have added the Zoom link to the topic assignment page.

I am sure that many of you were interested in continuing in-person, but as indicated we should all feel comfortable with this. We can revisit this decision if the situation changes dramatically for the better (which I, unfortunately, doubt).

Stay healthy & keep your spirits up!

 Ben (and the rest of the JAWS team)

24.11.2021

Going forward

Hi all,

after some discussion between the teaching staff, we would like to hear your opinion. Given that cases are increasing and there seems little stopping this, we are considering to move the seminar to an online-only format. Based on the feedback we received... Read more

Hi all,

after some discussion between the teaching staff, we would like to hear your opinion. Given that cases are increasing and there seems little stopping this, we are considering to move the seminar to an online-only format. Based on the feedback we received thus far, this would - from a purely technical point - not be an issue. And while we firmly believe the seminar is much more productive (and more fun) if we do it in-person, it nevertheless increases the exposure risk of everyone (albeit it's rather small with distance and masks on). It is up to everyone to assess if this risk is too high for them.

Hence, we would like to know if anyone does not feel comfortable to have meetings in-person at this stage. Please use the anonymous feedback feature from the CMS to tell us so. In that case, we would move to an online setting.

Thanks!

 Ben

05.11.2021

Meeting on Monday / Registration through LSF

Hi all,

before the start to the well-deserved weekend, let me quickly remind you that we will start at 10am *sharp* on Monday. Note that all questions/discussion items are due by Sunday night, 23:59. Also, if you want to test your equipment in the room, bring... Read more

Hi all,

before the start to the well-deserved weekend, let me quickly remind you that we will start at 10am *sharp* on Monday. Note that all questions/discussion items are due by Sunday night, 23:59. Also, if you want to test your equipment in the room, bring your device so you can test once we are done with the meeting.

Orthogonally, please also be sure to register in the LSF. The deadline is November 16, but please don't stretch it :-) Thus far, only five students have registered.

28.10.2021

Technical aspects for the presentation

Just to quickly clarify: the "projector" we have at CISPA is a 16:9 TV screen, to which you can connect through HDMI or VGA. Make sure you have slides that fit that aspect ratio and also some output/adapter to connect to HDMI or VGA. You can test your setup also... Read more

Just to quickly clarify: the "projector" we have at CISPA is a 16:9 TV screen, to which you can connect through HDMI or VGA. Make sure you have slides that fit that aspect ratio and also some output/adapter to connect to HDMI or VGA. You can test your setup also after the next meeting.

26.10.2021

Topic assignment

I have assigned the topics based on your preference and - since nobody wants to be first - a bid on notifications for everyone. The constraint solver has spoken, you can see the assigned topics at https://cms.cispa.saarland/jaws21/3/Topic_assignment.

Note that... Read more

I have assigned the topics based on your preference and - since nobody wants to be first - a bid on notifications for everyone. The constraint solver has spoken, you can see the assigned topics at https://cms.cispa.saarland/jaws21/3/Topic_assignment.

Note that registration for the seminar should be open on LSF from now. You have to be registered by November 16.

25.10.2021

Kickoff slides online

I have uploaded the slides of today's meeting in the Material section. Please be sure to submit your topic bids by the end of today.

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Joint Advances in Web Security

For registration, please apply for this seminar through the central seminar assignment system.

 

In this seminar, students will learn to present, discuss, and summarize papers in different areas of Web security. The seminar is taught as a combination of a reading group with weekly meetings and a regular seminar, where you have to write a seminar paper. Specifically, each student will get a single topic assigned to them, consisting of two papers (a lead and follow-up paper).

For the weekly meetings, all students have to have read the lead paper and must state at least three questions before the meeting. In the meeting, the assigned student will present the follow-up paper (20 minute presentation + 10 minute Q/A). Afterward, the entire group will discuss both papers.

Moreover, each student will write a seminar paper on the topic assigned to them, for which the two papers on the topic serve as the starting point.

 

Important Dates

  • Kickoff: Monday, October 25, 10am, in person in CISPA 0.02
  • Regular seminar starts Monday, November 8, ends Monday, February 7
  • By Sunday night, 23:59, submit three questions (if you are not presenting the follow-up paper)
  • Mandatory feedback round/practice talk on Thursday before the presentation (arrange exact time with supervisor)
  • Attendance in all meetings and submission of three questions for each topic is mandatory. For exceptional cases, contact the teaching staff.

Seminar Paper Details

Each seminar paper is meant to provide a summary/categorization of research papers in the associated area. Depending on the topic, the paper should be structured in a logical fashion. For example, assume the topic of Service Workers. One might classify the seminar paper based on security considerations for Service Workers, attacks against Service Workers, and attacks enabled through Service Workers. Each section should demonstrate the state of the art in the area. Finally, the paper should, where possible, discuss limitations and open issues given the previously conducted work.

All seminar papers are due on February 11, 2022. Based on your submission, you will receive feedback within one week and have until March 4, 2022 to improve your paper. The paper grading will be on the final version. Note that the first submission must already be sufficient to pass. If you submit a half-baked version of the paper, you will flunk the course.

Each paper must use the provided template. It must not be longer than 8 pages, not counting references and appendices. Note that appendices are not meant to provide information that is absolutely necessary to understand the paper, but rather to provide auxiliary material. Papers can be shorter, but in general the provided page limit is a good indicator of how long a paper should be.

 

List of Topics and Papers

The list of topics, papers, and dates for the respective meetings can be found here.

 



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